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Pearl Doris Dempsey

Pearl Doris Terry Dempsey, age 89 of Mena, Arkansas, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. She was born on Tuesday, June 19, 1928 to Cleveland and Sarah Alice Terry in Cass County, Texas.

Pearl loved her family and spending time with her beloved pet, Neeko. Pearl was a Seventh Day Adventist and spent 26 years as an LPN at the Vivian, Louisiana nursing home. Pearl always enjoyed playing baseball and watching women's college softball. In her free time, she loved to paint and fish. Pearl was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Steve Dempsey; two brothers, Coleman Terry, and Willard Terry; and two sisters, Opal Avance, and Ruby Land.

Pearl is survived by her two sons, Steve Russell Dempsey of Mena, and Ralph Boyd Dempsey of McLeod, Texas; one daughter, Nancy Straub of Shady; one sister in law, Ruby Terry of McLeod, Texas; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service and interment will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at

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